U of A a top player on world stage, president insists

EDMONTON – The University of Alberta competes with the best on the global stage thanks to its world-class research capacity, and the departure of one high-profile academic is not a setback, says president Indira Samarasekera.

The fact that U of A won four of the first 19 Canada Excellence Research Chairs in 2010 is confirmation that it is among the best in the world in some areas of research and “that’s a good news story,” said Samarasekera.

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